Nebraska women’s basketball survives Michigan State rally

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska women’s basketball escaped a tense second half Thursday night in a 71-67 win over Michigan State.

The Huskers were led by junior forward Isabelle Bourne, who scored 20 points and posted nine rebounds, while Sam Haiby and Alexis Markowski each posted double-doubles.

Nebraska had a solid showing in the first half, taking a 40-22 lead over the Spartans into halftime.

But things took a turn in the second half, as the Huskers had 17 turnovers for a season-high 26 on the night.

Michigan State cut what had been a 21-point deficit to 13 to start the fourth quarter, going on a 12-0 run.

The Huskers got help by making 17 of 26 free throws, including one from Markowski, who got a rebound and made two free throws to seal the win.

Nebraska improved to 13-9 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten.

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